Tag Archive: Life


Hand tracking breaths new life into The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets debuted near the end of 2019 on the Oculus Quest and PC VR platforms. The diorama-scale virtual worlds found in the game present a perfect way for players of all ages to appreciate the magic that VR brings. It truly feels like these miniature worlds are floating right in front of you, and their designs compel players to look around every corner and in every nook and cranny to find all  [Read More…]

How much battery life are you going to sacrifice for better ANC?

The Sony WF-SP800N and AirPods Pro are both true wireless earbuds with active noise cancelation (ANC). Though, one set of earbuds trade ANC performance for battery life, while the other have excellent ANC but worse battery life.

Battery life for days Sony WF-SP800N

$ 200 at Best Buy

Pros Long battery life IP55 dust and water resistance Great, customizable sound Superb comfort USB-C for charging Cons Lacks wireless charging case Case is bigger Only decent ANC performance  [Read More…]

Use one of these cases to protect your Galaxy A21 from when life happens

Who would have thought that a budget smartphone would not only have the design of a flagship but would also include some of the same features? That’s exactly what you get from the Galaxy A21 with its 6.5-inch Infinity-O display, along with a four-camera system on the back. So why wouldn’t you do everything you could to keep a device this great and protected from drops or scratches? Here are the best cases you can get today!

Trustworthy protection  [Read More…]

Disable 5G to improve battery life on the OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic phone with great hardware and the company’s beloved OxygenOS software atop Android 10. Like many other high-end phones released this year, it features support for the budding 5G network, which sounds great at first glance — but most markets still don’t have a 5G network to connect to. In the meantime your OnePlus 8 will be draining its battery searching for a network that isn’t there. Luckily, you can tell it to stop  [Read More…]

How to maximize battery life on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

Make that great battery life stretch even further.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are known for having excellent battery life, thanks to large battery sizes and efficient OxygenOS software. Hoiwever, one thing we know is that no matter how much battery life you have, you could have more. As you start to load up your phone with more apps, and maximize its capabilities, you may see battery life trail off just a bit. There are plenty  [Read More…]

These Amex Offers will help you save money and make life easier

Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Android Central may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Please note that the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available.

In the past few weeks, you’ve probably had to cancel your spring break getaway — or maybe even dream trip to Tahiti or Colombia — due to the coronavirus  [Read More…]

OnePlus’ upcoming Bullets Wireless Z could have 20-hour battery life

Just like the Bullets Wireless 2, the upcoming Bullets Wireless Z will not be truly wireless.

What you need to know A new leak has revealed some of the key selling points of OnePlus’ upcoming Bullets Wireless Z earphones. The earphones will apparently offer up to 20 hours of battery life and come with Warp Charging support. They are expected to be launched alongside the OnePlus 8 series phones on April 14.

We got our first look  [Read More…]

Jiggle Physics 28: More AC; Half Life: Alyx; Control DLC; Epic Publishing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal continue to dominate our gaming time, but there are plenty of other popular titles that have been recently released. The gang talk Half Life: Alyx, Control DLC, corporate shadiness, and more!

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Redmi Note 9 Pro preview: The battery life champion of 2020

With a 5020mAh battery and a large 6.67-inch FHD+ display, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is an absolute beast.

The Redmi Note series has a storied legacy. The Redmi Note 3 was the first phone with a Snapdragon 650 chipset. The Redmi Note 4 was the first phone in India to sell 10 million units. That momentum continued over the years, with the Redmi Note 7 Pro becoming the best-selling phone in India last year.

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A British woman credits a Huawei phone for saving her life

The phone’s battery lasted for three whole days.

What you need to know Beth McDermott of Lancaster said she was alive only because of her Huawei phone. The 42-year-old fell from the stairs and was knocked out. Thankfully, she was able to contact emergency services when she woke up because her phone’s battery lasted the whole time.

Having a solid battery life on your smartphone isn’t just a luxury. As a 42-year-old from Lancaster recently found out,  [Read More…]